Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your city vote on the constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote?
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state Constitution, which would have required photo ID at polling places. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). But if citizens in 14 of these Patch communities had their way, the state Constitution would have a new amendment. Support for the amendment in these cities covered by Patch ranged from 19.30 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 61.23 percent in St. Michael.* "No" in the table below includes ballots on which voter left "Yes" and "No" blank. NOTE: These are unofficial figures until local canvassing boards verify them…
Little, a freshmen City Councilor and law student, defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Bellows and a third challenger in Councilor Laurie Rieb.
City Councilor Matt Little is Lakeville's newest mayor. The soon-to-be 28-year-old law student, and current City Councilor, defeated incumbent mayor Mark Bellows and challenger Laurie Rieb on Tuesday, Nov. 6. With all precincts reporting, Little received 12,175 votes, or 43.93 percent of the 27,715 total votes cast. Bellows had 10,803 votes, or 39.08 percent of the total. Rieb received 4,638 votes, or 16.73 percent. Little went to Facebook to unofficially claim victory, saying: "I want to thank everybody who made this possible. Looking forward to building a better city!" See our election results page. Lakeville Patch will have far more on the elections on Wednesday.
So many races, so many stories. Instead of searching, here's an easy to reference list.
The Nov. 6 general election was shocking in a host of ways. From the presidntial election to Lakeville's mayoral election, the votes cast created a gigantic wave of news and stories. People are undoubtedly searching for simple stories about who won or last specific contests. Others may be looking for larger-scale stories about results. Here's our one-stop shop—an easy to use and peruse list of stories and results you may be looking for:
Greg Clausen will join the DFL majority in the Minnesota Senate, while Tara Mack and Anna Wills will sit in the GOP minority in the State House.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog A DFLer and two Republicans will represent Apple Valley-Rosemount in the upcoming session of the Minnesota Legislature. Republicans Tara Mack and Anna Wills were elected to the House of Representatives, while the DFL’s Greg Clausen took the Senate seat. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mack, the two-term incumbent in the old House District 37A, retains her spot in the redistricted House District 57A. She will represent 11 of Apple Valley’s 16 precincts and two precincts in Lakeville. According to unofficial vote totals from the Minnesota Secretary of State website, the Apple Valley resident defeated DFLer Roberta Gibbons, an Apple Valley insurance agent, by a vote of 11…
Democrats say the divisive amendments and the state shutdown may have contributed to heavy Republican losses.
After just two years at the helm of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate on Tuesday night—a defeat at least some Democrats are attributing in part to the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Going into Election Day, Republicans controlled the House 72-61 and the Senate 37-30. While votes in some districts were still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans conceded that they lost both majorities in the early morning hours, according to Twin Cities media reports. The DFL needed to pick up just four seats in the Senate and six seats in the House. "[Voters] spoke, and they spoke loudly. It was clear they wanted to see a different direction," ousted Eagan Sen. Ted Daley (R) said in an interview with…
Burnsville DFLer Will Morgan won the seat in a tight race against Lakeville Republican Roz Peterson.
It looks like southern Burnsville and northern Lakeville will be represented by DFLer Will Morgan, who came out ahead of Republican opponent Roz Peterson by less than one full percentage point. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Peterson took 10,515 votes (49.5 percent) while Morgan tallied just 170 more at 10,685 votes (50.3 percent). If he has the seat in new House District 56B in his grasp, Morgan has made a comeback from defeat in 2010, when the two-time house rep was unseated by Republican Pam Myhra. In that contest, Myhra won 50 percent to 46.5 percent. The 2012 race pitted Peterson, a five-year veteran of the Lakeville School Board, against Morgan, a teacher at Burnsville High School. RELATED CONTENT • To see other …
Former Lakeview Elementary School Principal Terry Lind will join incumbents Bob Erickson and Judy Keliher on Lakeville's School Board.
Lakeville's School Board has a not-so-new-face joining the ranks. Terry Lind, a former principal at Lakeview Elementary School, was elected to the school board on Nov. 6, joining incumbents Bob Erickson and Judy Keliher who were also re-elected. Lind takes the seat of longtime Board Member Kathy Lewis who announced earlier this year she's retiring from public office after 22 years. By the numbers, among all 22 precincts, Erickson led all vote getters with 11,948 votes, good for 22.46 percent of the total ballots cast. Lind finished second with 11,746 votes, or 22.12 percent. Keliher finished with 11,344 votes and 21.33 percent. Jennifer Harmening finished fourth with 10,055, or 18.90 percent. Lori Amborn, who dropped out of the race before…
Doug Anderson to join incumbent Kerrin Swecker on Lakeville's City Council.
Incumbent Kerrin Swecker was re-elected to Lakeville's City Council on Nov. 6, and joining her will be Doug Anderson. Anderson fill Laurie Rieb's seat who vacated the council position to run for Lakeville mayor. See the results of that race. Anderson actually led all vote-getters with 13,695 votes, or 37.47 percent of the total. Swecker finished second with 12,960 votes, or 35.46 percent. David Bares finished third with 9,717 votes, good for 26.59 percent. For more election results, see our election results page. Lakeville Patch will have far more on the elections on Wednesday.
Barry Anderson and David R. Stras retain Minnesota Associate Justice seats.
Incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea will retain her role as Minnesota Supreme Court Justice in her win over Dan Griffith in the Nov. 6 general election, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. In the statewide race, Skjerven Gilda received 59.99 percent of the votes and Dan Griffith received 39.62 percent of the vote. Skjerven Gildea was appointed Chief Justice January 2006 and her term was set to expire January 2013. Other statewide judicial winners included incumbent Barry Anderson for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1 (Seat 1) over Dean Barkley. Anderson received 58.93 percent of the votes to Barkley’s 40.68 percent of the vote. Incumbent David R. Stras for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 4…
Eight judicial seats in the First District Court were up during the Nov. 6 general election.
Diane M. Hanson and Kathryn D. Messerich received overwhelming voter support during the 2012 general, winning the judicial seats in First District Court, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Hanson received 63.29 percent of the votes over Michael L. Larson who received 36.38 percent of the votes for Judge - First District Court 10. Messerich received 64.92 percent of the votes to win over Brian A. Gravely who received 34.77 percent of the votes for Judge - First District Court 20. Other judicial candidates on the ballot, which won unopposed for First District court, included Arlene M. Asencio Perkkio, David. L. Knutson, Michael J. Mayer Erica H. MacDonald, Michael R. Savre and Terry E. Conkel.